How to Create Patterns & Boarders in Mosaics with Tessellation

September 01, 2013 2 Comments

HOW TO CREATE PATTERNS & BOARDERS IN MOSAICS WITH TESSELLATION

Creating stunning patterns and boarders in mosaics can be easy using a ancient technique called Tessellation. A tessellated surface is a pattern created with shapes in which there are no gaps left. In mosaics, you can create a tessellated surface with irregular shapes that are fitted closely together.
 
Tessellated patterns can be quite simple like a checkerboard pattern, or more completed comprising of a variety of interlocking shapes. You can use these patterns as a centrepiece within a mosaic or a border.
 
As tessallations tend to be strong designs care needs to be taken with combining them with other design elements so that they don't overpower.
 
When creating a tessllated pattern be mindful of keeping your tiles edges as straight as possible. To create a good pattern the tiles need to be perfectly aligned.
 
Mosaic project ideas using tessellation: Try creating a decorative panel, garden boarder, tabletop or tray.
 
 
Examples of Tessellated Patterns:
 
 
Tessellated mosaic pattern Tesellated mosaic pattern Tesselatted mosaic pattern
 
 
Examples of Tessellated Mosaics:
 
Tesellated mosaic border Tessellated mosaic boarder 
 

2 Responses

Mardi
Mardi

March 14, 2015

The choice to grout or not is really one that is related to your own preferences and project. I would always recommend grouting if you are making an external mosaic as it helps with waterproofing. Hope this helps. Mardi

Guest
Guest

March 14, 2015

Do the tessellated mosaics needs any grouting..how are the small gaps filled/sealed?

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